Get Right-Click Menu Back After Dropbox Update

I was loving the new ability to right-click on a file and get the shortcuts to Hookmark. Then Dropbox updated and moved its folder to within the ~Library folder and now the dropdown option is gone. (I’m seeing this with other apps as well). Dropbox is requiring this update/change as this solves problems Dropbox has had with their set-up.

Dropbox moved files into the System folder to “utilize Apple’s updated File Provider API to more deeply integrate with macOS.” BUT… many apps are designed to ignore and not modify system files (to avoid causing hiccups)…

I couldn’t find any notes about this here on Hookmark. Is there anything in the works to get that right-click menu back with Dropbox? I’m guessing this is causing problems for many software developers.

The right-click menu works great in non-Dropbox folders (Desktop, Documents, etc). For good or bad 99% of my files are in Dropbox.

Thank you! - Paul

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Thank you for reporting this problem.

We will have a look.

Please let me know if this gets fixed. I hope its soon!

Thank you for your patience, @ideasandbox , @aelliott1285 .

Hookmark will also have the same problem with iCould drive. Apple won’t allow third party Finder extension for those folders.

Here is a work around you can try.
Copy Link(s).shortcut (22.3 KB)

Could you please try this “Copy Link(s)” shortcut? After you install this shortcut, The “Copy Link(s)” menu item will appear in “Quick Actions” menu of Finder context menu.

After you download the shortcut, please double click on it, add it to Shortcuts.

I am not sure the setting of this shortcut will change or not on your mac, but here is the setting it should look like when you open it in Shortcuts app(setting is in right side panel). You might also need to give AppleScript permission to run on your mac. The system will ask you when you run it.

Please let us know if there is any problem

Thank you

Thank you! That’s a super clever work around, and it works. The “only” think I noticed is the confirmation pop-up says “aa” so I went in and changed it to “Hookmark Link Copied!”

I also changed the icon for the shortcut to the infinity symbol!

Sorry about that, @ideasandbox .

I just updated the shortcut in the previous post. Also post it here:
Copy Link(s).shortcut (22.3 KB)

Thank you

screenshot of the error is attached

Sorry about this issue, @yashodhankhare .

I haven’t been able to reproduce it.

What’s your Hookmark version?

Does it happen to a particular file or all files? What if you run the shortcut again for the same files?

Could you also try restarting Hookmark?

Thank you

It keeps sayign apply the original license before applying the updated license - lease send me ALL the licenses and the chronology in which I am supposed to apply them - this is too confusing

Version is 6.0.1

Sorry to bother you guys again. I will tell you what I am doing:

I am copying thwe above updated shortcut to my desktop, then unzipping it and it gets added to my shortcuts.

Then I right click on a file in finder, then I click on the QUICK ACTIONS menu and it shows ‘COPY LINKS”, which I click and then it says that it wants to run some AppleSCript which I say YES to and I het an eroor message of the attached screenshot.

Sorry about this issue.

I am trying to reproduce the error on my mac, but no luck yet.

For the same file, if you run the script again, does it make any difference? If you restart Hookmark, then do copy link for the same file, will it work?

What’s your macOS version? Hookmark version?

Thank you